Upper Camp – Entering Grades 4–7

Fessenden Summer Camps

Enjoy great activities with great friends

As campers get older at Fessenden, the program adapts to meet their social and developmental needs.  They are able to participate in new activities and events, and they begin to build deeper friendships with campers in their group. In order to help foster their growing independence, Upper Campers have a variety of activities. They spend more time doing what they love, and they can explore new and exciting activities they haven’t tried before.

Of course, their counselors are there every step of the way, supporting and encouraging them in activities and helping to form a strong, safe group dynamic where each child feels connected to his or her peers.

Upper Camp campers have privileges and activities all their own:

  • Campers have a diverse schedule of activities each week.
  • Campers have choices in the design and creation of projects in their activities.
  • Sports time on athletic fields lets campers play their favorite games and sports with a dedicated sports instructor.
  • Group challenges bring each group together and they have fun with other Upper Camp groups in a spirit of competition and teamwork.
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It is an exceptional environment for her to learn, grow, and above all, have fun!- Parent of 5th grade girl
The long list of camp activities you offer ensures all campers will find something they love.- Parent of 5th grade boy

Upper Camp Staff:

Counselors in the Upper Camp are chosen for their experience with children, their outgoing personalities, and their energetic and creative mindsets. Each group is staffed with at least two counselors. All senior counselors are teaching professionals or college students interested in education who are selected for their ability to understand and connect with this age group. Many of our senior and junior counselors were Fessenden campers themselves.

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